23 September 2020

Miller Johnson Represents Fogg Filler Company in Sale Transaction

The Transaction
Miller Johnson represented Fogg Filler Company (Fogg Filler) of Holland, Michigan in its recent sale to ProMach, Inc. (ProMach), a platform company of Los Angeles-based private equity firm Leonard Green & Partners LP (LG&P). ProMach is a Kentucky-based portfolio of packaging machinery solutions, engineering and integration service providers for food, beverage and pharmaceutical companies.

Ben Fogg, formerly the owner of Fogg Filler, will stay on and continue his active role in managing Fogg Filler’s operations, which include over 170 employees at a 107,000 square foot facility in Holland, Michigan. According to Mr. Fogg, ProMach is “the ideal partner to help us continue our tremendous growth — one that will provide strength, stability, and continued investment so we can continue expanding the Fogg brand into the marketplace with new products, new innovations, new geographies, and much more.”

Mark Anderson, President and CEO of ProMach, agrees: “We’ve watched Fogg transform over the last decade into one of the strongest filler OEMs in the marketplace under the leadership of Ben Fogg and we are very excited to have him join ProMach.”

Dustin Daniels and Jeremy Scherlinck led Miller Johnson’s team, which included Michael Penny (corporate), Neil Williams (tax), Tripp VanderWal (employee benefits), Jeff Gray (employee benefits), Grant Schertzing (environmental), Jim Ens (real estate), Jon Andersh (real estate) and Patrick Edsenga (employment).

ProMach, Inc.
( Headquartered in Kentucky near Cincinnati, Ohio, with facilities worldwide, ProMach is a family of best-in-class packaging solution brands serving manufacturers of all sizes and geographies in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical, personal care, and household and industrial goods industries. ProMach brands operate across the entire packaging spectrum: filling and capping, flexibles, pharma, product handling, labeling and coding, and end of line.

Fogg Filler Company
( Fogg Filler designs and manufactures rotary filling, capping, bottle rinsing, cap sorting and cap sterilization systems for a wide range of companies. Founded in 1956 out of a garage, Fogg Filler has grown to become an industry leader in rotary filling systems for the food and beverage industry.

Miller Johnson’s M&A Practice Group
Miller Johnson’s M&A practice group collaborates with clients and their advisors to structure, negotiate and close deals, and navigate the various challenges that can arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions, including the unique challenges of successfully structuring transactions and closing deals amidst the business and legislative reforms resulting from COVID-19.

Miller Johnson is recognized for mergers and acquisitions with U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and Chambers USA. Our attorneys are consistently involved in deals honored as winners and finalists at the M&A Advisor’s national awards and the ACG M&A Deals and Dealmakers regional awards. For further information, please contact Dustin Daniels at (616) 831-1737 or Jeremy Scherlinck at (616) 831-1805.